Pixar's latest animated gem gets two thumbs way 'Up,' and 'Spider-Man' director Sam Raimi's return to B-movie horror is so good its scary. Check out our editors' picks for the best movies in theaters this weekend. 'Up'
OK, this is starting to get a little ridiculous ... The masters of animation Pixar hit yet another one out of the park, maintaining their 1.000 batting average (they're now 10/10 for those keeping score at home) with this latest romp -- a hilarious, beautiful and heartbreaking adventure that ranks among their very best. You just can't go wrong with intelligent storytelling and lovable characters, and the Ed Asner-voiced 78-year-old Carl ranks right up there with Maude, Alfred Pennyworth and those crazy 'Cocoon' kids as our favorite old-timers ever to hit the big screen. (The young-in Russell, female snipe Kevin and talking dog Dug aren't so bad, either.) -- Kevin Polowy
'Drag Me to Hell'
Didn't like 'Spider-Man 3'? Prepare to rejoin the Sam Raimi fan club. The 'Evil Dead' auteur returns to his B-movie horror roots with a hellfire-singed bang in this flick that stars a very game Alison Lohman as a loan officer who refuses to grant an old Gypsy woman an extension on her home lone and, as a result, has three days to break a deadly curse before she's dragged to you-know-where. Leaps and bounds better than the torture porn and tired remakes that pass for horror these days, 'Hell' shines because it's genuinely scary and because it never forgets that this genre is also supposed to be fun. Damned if this isn't the best horror movie in a hell of a long time. -- Tom DiChiara